informal settlement

The Chronicles of Cathkin Village

It’s been just under two years since the informal settlement known as Cathkin Village was erected. The village sits adjacent to Cathkin High School. The land was a vacant plot off of Fifth Street in Heideveld. The people occupying the land are mostly elderly. Some pensioners have been on the[…]

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City of Cape Town defends Gugulethu rezoning

The City of Cape Town defended its decision to rezone a portion of land for housing upgrades in Gugulethu, as angry residents cordoned off a section of the suburb with burning barricades on Wednesday. ”The intent of the project is to upgrade the informal settlement on the land by subdividing[…]

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City braces itself for fire season

With the fire season already in full swing, additional staff and resources have been deployed to bolster the city’s fire-fighting capabilities in the coming weeks. Since the beginning of October, the service has been called into action for a number of structural and vegetation fires, as witnessed by the recent[…]

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IRSA calls for support

With freezing temperatures across the country, local humanitarian agency Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) has made an impassioned appeal to the Muslim community to support its projects this winter. On Wednesday, city disaster management authorities attended to several areas affected by flooding, with informal settlements the hardest hit.In South Africa,[…]

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